[12/12/11 - 08:50 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Fourth Season Premiere Sashays Onto Logo, Monday, January 30th
Guest judges this season include Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Amber Riley, Kelly Osbourne, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rose McGowan, Wynonna Judd and Natalie Cole.

[via press release from Logo]


Premiere Night Event Features 90-Minute Episode at 9 PM ET/PT Followed by Season Premiere of "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" at 10:30 PM ET/PT

Celebrity Guest Judges Include: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Amber Riley, Kelly Osbourne, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rose McGowan, Wynonna Judd and Natalie Cole

"Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" Returns for Third Season

NEW YORK, NY, December 12, 2011 - "RuPaul's Drag Race" returns with a fresh, fun and fabulous fourth season as 13 glorious queens go heel-to-heel as they compete for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." The 90-minute premiere kicks off Monday, January 30 at 9 PM ET/PT on Logo (the series' regular timeslot), followed by a new season of the behind-the-scenes fan favorite "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, has pushed the boundaries of popular culture on an international level and continues the fourth season, alongside judges Michelle Visage and Santino Rice, to decide who will "shante! stay!" or "sashay away" with a new batch of the nation's hottest, most glamorous drag queens. Wigs will fly and drama will run high as the contestants bring their over-the-top attitudes to the drag battle royale that is "RuPaul's Drag Race."

"People ask me, 'RuPaul, how do you manage to book such amazing celebrity guest judges?,'" says RuPaul. "It's simple. I blackmail them using a series of naughty Polaroid pictures I took back in the '90s. Works like a charm."

Keeping with the tradition of attracting TV's best celebrity judges, the new installment of "RuPaul's Drag Race" includes (in alphabetical order):

Amber Riley
Billy B.
Dan Savage
Jeffrey Moran
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Tilly
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
John Salley
Kelly Osbourne
Loretta Devine
Max Mutchnick
Mike Ruiz
Natalie Cole
Nicole Sullivan
Pauley Perrette
Pam Anderson
Regina King
Rick Fox
Rose McGowan
Ross Mathews
Wynonna Judd

Premiere night keeps the party going as the companion series, "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" brings an all-new season of the backstabbing, backbreaking, backstage drama that you didn't see on the runway. The cameras capture it all in the "Interior Illusions Lounge" as the ladies reveal that winning really is everything! RuPaul narrates another 11 explosive episodes of this raw, behind-the-scenes look of the new season. And if the pressure of the main stage wasn't enough, you never know who will stop by to keep the girls on their high-heeled toes. A new episode of "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" airs each week following new episodes of "RuPaul's Drag Race."

The following are the 13, season four "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestants:

· Alisa Summers Tampa, FL #DragRaceAlisaSummers, @alisasummers

· Chad Michaels San Diego, CA #DragRaceChadMichaels, @chadmichaels1

· Dida Ritz Chicago, IL #DragRaceDidaRitz, @HelloDiDa

· Jiggly Caliente Queens, NY #DragRaceJigglyCaliente, @JigglyCaliente

· Kenya Michaels Dorado, Puerto Rico #DragRaceKenyaMichaels, @Kenya_Michaels

· Lashauwn Beyond Tampa, FL #DragRaceLashauwnBeyond, @LashauwnBeyond

· Latrice Royale Ft. Lauderdale, FL #DragRaceLatriceRoyale, @LatriceRoyale

· Madame LaQueer Carolina, Puerto Rico #DragRaceMadameLaQueer, @MadameLaQueer

· Milan New York, NY #DragRaceMilan, @DwayneMilan

· Phi Phi O'Hara Chicago, IL #DragRacePhiPhiOhara, @PhiPhiOhara

· The Princess Chicago, IL #DragRaceThePrincess, @TheDragPrincess

· Sharon Needles Pittsburgh, PA #DragRaceSharonNeedles, @SHARON_NEEDLES

· Willam Los Angeles, CA #DragRaceWillam, @willambelli

In the end, only one contestant will have what it takes to win the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar," and a prize package that includes a headlining spot on Logo's Drag Race Tour, featuring ABSOLUT� Vodka, cocktails perfected, a one-of-a-kind trip courtesy of AlandChuck.travel, a lifetime supply of NYX Cosmetics and a cash prize of $100,000.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" are produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, RuPaul Charles and Chris McKim serving as Executive Producers. Steven Corfe serves as Co-Executive Producer for "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race." Brent Zacky and Pamela Post are Executive Producers for Logo.

For more information on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and sneak preview clips, go to LogoTV.com. For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page or follow the series on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace and #DragRace.


Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" (Sundance Channel), "RuPaul's Drag U" (Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" (Bravo), "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" (Planet Green), and "Finding Sarah" (OWN). World of Wonder has also created award winning films and documentaries such as "Inside Deep Throat", "The Eyes of Tammy Faye", "Party Monster", "Monica in Black and White", and "The Last Beekeeper", which won a 2010 Emmy� Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. They recently premiered their latest documentary "The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. Most recently, their 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit "Becoming Chaz" and HBO special "Wishful Drinking" both garnered a total of five Emmy� nominations.

With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. The WOW Report receives more than 100,000 visitors a month.


Logo is the entertainment network for savvy and trendsetting adult viewers from Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in nearly 50 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo's content is distributed across allleading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what's next�all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that's outrageous, smart, and inclusive. Logo is part of Viacom Media Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.

  [december 2011]  


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